bombus {asbio}R Documentation

Bombus pollen data.

Description

To investigate how pollen removal varied with reproductive caste in bemblebees (Bombus sp.) Harder and Thompson (1989) recorded the proportion of pollen removed by thirty five bumblebee queens and twelve worker bees.

Usage

data(bombus)

Format

This data frame contains the following columns:

pollen

A numeric vector indicating the proportion of pollen removed.

caste

A character string vector indicating whether a bee was a worker "W" or a queen "Q".

Source

Harder, L. D. and Thompson, J. D. 1989. Evolutionary options for maximizing pollen dispersal in animal pollinated plants. American Naturalist 133: 323-344.


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